Set within 250 hectares designated as a Natura 2000 wildlife fauna and flora conservation zone. Seclusion and peace of the country side can be experienced, yet the medieval walled citadel of Carcassonne is only 15km with airport and Canal du Midi. Discover the sand beaches, flamingos on the etangs and oyster beds of the Golf du Lion Mediterranean coast which are an hour’s drive away.
Domaine du Maquis stands in 25 hectare parkland incorporating a small lake, extensive lawns, an arched winery and barn, terraced olive groves and mature plantings. Restored in traditional Provençal style, the Domaine has an independent Bérgerie guest annexe.
Spacious and comfortable throughout. The imposing stone flagged entrance hall has sweeping stone stairs to a balconied mezzanine landing. The comfortable grand salon with open fireplace has glass doors opening to both garden and courtyard. A library is equipped with roll down cinema screen and surround sound. Spacious and well equipped kitchen leads to a formal dining room. From a back hallway a garden path leads to the independent Bergerie, simpler in style and smaller in size. Well designed bedrooms and large bathrooms are situated over first floor with sitting room and second floor.
Dining and seating terraces enjoy views over the grounds and forested hillsides. An enticing swimming pool (15m x 7m) with extensive shallow end of 1.2m depth, is complete with pool house and auvent shade dining. Only 12km from open all year-round excellent 18-hole golf Le Domaine d’Auriac with Michelin star restaurant.
Sleeps: Maximum 22 people – Accommodation between Main house and Bergerie (simpler accommodation)
Main House: 8 bedrooms + 5 bathrooms en suite + 2 further bathrooms + 2 sep WC
The Bergerie: 2 bedrooms + 1 bathroom + additional bedroom – accessed externally only, sharing bathroom in Bergerie
Staff: Non-resident housekeeper, gardener. Cooking by arrangement in advance
Wi-Fi, swimming pool, fixed barbecue, table tennis. Horse riding , golf, Canal du Midi cruises nearby.
Cost of let per week 2020 for maximum 22 people
Mid Season + Christmas & New Year
(Mar 7/June 6) – £8,900 (+ electric + heating)
(June 6/June 30 + September) – £12,500
(July + August) – £13,950
Remainder of year on request
Palaja village (6km: shops,chemist,café pizzeria, post office). Carcassonne (15km: Sat market/Medieval walled citadel + Canal du Midi). Carcassonne Airport (24 km + super & hypermarkets). Mirepoix (60km: Monday market). Narbonne (60km: TGV, banks, Thurs & Sun markets + covered food market , beaches + windsurfing).
Airports – Toulouse (109km), Perpignan (115km), Montpellier (158km), Marseille (289km)